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Lady Spartans hammer out 66 runs in a week

IOWA CITY– The Lady Spartans outscored their opponents 66-15 last week, but had another loss at the hands of Dallas Center-Grimes to drop their overall record to 25-2.
Solon climbed to the No. 2 spot in the rankings for Class 4A Thursday after rolling through road doubleheaders with Central DeWitt and Independence.
The Spartans rattled the Sabres 10-3 and 16-0, and dismantled Indee 14-1 and 10-3.
Solon then split a pair of games while participating in the Clear Creek Amana Tournament, defeating Fairfield 12-3 and falling to Dallas Center-Grimes 5-4.

Solon Public Library

Summer Reading takes a break

During the week of July 1, there will be no Tuesday Family Night, Teens on Tuesdays, or Wednesday Afternoon Adventures. Storytime will also not be meeting on July 2. All programs will resume the week of July 9. The library will be closed on July 4.

Summer Reading Program

Siddell appointed chief firefighter

SOLON– For the first time in almost two decades, Solon has a new fire chief.
Bob Siddell, 52, was elected to the post by the fire department’s membership earlier this month and was officially appointed by the Solon City Council at a meeting June 5.
A 29-year member of the Solon Fire Department, Siddell has spent most of his life in Solon, having moved here at the age of six. Since 1996, he served as first assistant chief.

Tie up at The Dock

The Dock opens under new management, new name

SOLON– John Ahlf believes Solon is hungry for something different.
And he has prepared to serve it up, with a fresh menu, distinctive service and an updated look in the renamed Dock Fine Dining and Spirits restaurant.
It’s not just the name, the food or the new décor that Ahlf revamped in the hopes of creating a new dining experience in Solon, in the former location of Jo’s Roadhouse at 101 Windflower Ln.

Martin program June 27 at Solon Old Gold Diner

SOLON– Curious about Martin colonies? Larry Olson will present a program about Martins, their houses, lifestyles and migration on Thursday, June 27, at the Old Gold Senior Dining luncheon in the Solon United Methodist Church. Reserve your meal at 319-624-2251 and join the group for lunch at 11:30 a.m. to enjoy Larry’s talk about Martins.

Eighth graders manning Music on Main

SOLON– Eighth grade students planning to go on the educational trip to Washington D.C. in April 2014, are selling concessions at the weekly Music on Main Street events in Solon. Drinks, popcorn and other summertime treats will be available during each week’s performance. All profits and donations will help to defray the cost of the Washington D.C. trip for students.

Hickory Heights patriotic parade on July 3

SHUEYVILLE– The Hickory Heights development, located south of Shueyville on Lake Manor Road, will hold a family-friendly patriotic celebration Wednesday, July 3. Come and be in the parade or bring a lawn chair and watch the excitement. All are welcome. Staging begins at 5:30 p.m. and the parade starts at 6 p.m. Stay afterward to enjoy food vendors such as Wild Hogs BBQ and Peppy’s Ice Cream. There will be awards, music and other surprises. Organizers will pass a boot to collect donations for the Swisher Volunteer Fire Department and to show our support for local veterans.

Solon girls basketball camp July 15-18

SOLON– There will be a basketball camp this summer for girls going into fourth through eighth grades next year. The camp will be held July 15 through 18 in the Solon High School gymnasium. The seventh and eighth grade camp will be held from 9 until 11 a.m., and the fourth, fifth and sixth grade camp will be held from 1:30 until 3 p.m.
The camp cost is $50 which includes a T-shirt. Current Lady Spartan coaches and players will be instructing the girls in basketball fundamentals.
Please contact coach Tony Nicol at tnicol@solon.k12.ia.us if you are interested and need a registration form.

Fourth of July fireworks over Lake Macbride

SOLON– Celebrate Fourth of July fireworks over Lake Macbride at dark.
The Fourth of July boat parade will start at the Lake Macbride causeway at 4 p.m. Please come and decorate your boat. Rain date is Saturday, July 6.
Donations toward the fireworks are welcome and can be sent to: Mark Ramsey, 1598 Spartan Cir. NE, Solon, IA 52333.

Hawk Talk

Game Time in NL

Game Time is back in North Liberty as the action started last week at the North Liberty Recreation Center.
It was business as usual as Melissa Dixon and Samantha Logic scored 41 and 29 points respectively. Melissa’s team won and Samantha’s lost on opening night.
Melissa, who was named the Big Ten’s Sixth Player of the Year, hit her first three 3-pointers and should be in the starting lineup when the season starts.
Samantha, whose, teamed trailed by 12 with five minutes left, hit a couple of threes and almost brought her team back.